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‘Eaux Claires Music Festival’ announces summer lineup

February 18, 2015

The inaugural “Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival” recently announced its lineup for the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, indie music festival.

Eaux Claires will take place at Foster Farm, just outside of Eau Claire, on July 17-18. Eaux Claires will feature a mix of local and national talent.

The festival was curated by Eau Claire native and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, and Aaron Dessner of The National. Vernon and Dessner will each be taking the stage as headliners, Vernon with his Grammy award-winning band Bon Iver, marking its first performance on stage since 2012, and Dessner with the Grammy-nominated rock group The National.

Bon Iver and The National will perform alongside artists like Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, S. Carey, Sylvan Esso, Doomtree, Polica, Charles Bradley, Low, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Lone Bellow and more. S. Carey, which played a free show at UW-River Falls this summer, was formed by Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey, who is the lead vocalist for S. Carey.

In addition to its 40-plus performances, the festival will place emphasis on artistic collaboration across its lineup and redefining the format of audience to artist interaction in a performance environment.

A number of camping options are available just west of the festival. A full bar and small performances will take place at the campground. Two-day tickets start at $135. Visit www.eauxclaires.com for more information.